Workshop Title

Choosing an intervention program based upon therapist training: a family's guide.

Presenter Information

Erica SchollinFollow

Brief Biography

Erica Schollin, M.S.Ed., Program Supervisor: Erica Schollin has worked at NYCRC using Applied Behavior Analysis with individuals with autism ages birth-3 for over 8 years. She has worked within the autism population for over 14 years. Erica is a certified Early Childhood Special Education teacher who earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Adelphi University in 2000. Under her supervision are over 100 staff members that include certified classroom teachers, certified home based instructors, teacher assistants and related service therapists. All staff members have been trained with an intensive ABA training protocol developed by Erica Schollin in conjunction with the other NYCRC supervisor. Erica has also developed and instructed over 30 ongoing training workshops and in-services for her center and home-based staff in areas of ABA (curriculum and implementation), autism, classroom management, child development and inclusion. Currently, Erica is enrolled in a BCBA program with Florida Institute of Technology. Erica lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband James and her three beautiful children Mikayla, Aiden and Ryan ages 3-14.

Workshop Description

Description: The quality of therapist training should be a primary focus when a family chooses an educational program for their ASD child. ABA intervention programs use a variety of methods to train their therapists. Agency training techniques run the gamut from viewing videos in a conference room for one day to very intensive, multiple days, hands-on training with ASD children. This workshop will have the participants consider the quality of the various training methods, discuss how these methods can impact the students and what key components a family should require from the potential agency when making their decision.

Start Date

3-5-2013 10:45 AM

End Date

3-5-2013 12:00 PM

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May 3rd, 10:45 AM May 3rd, 12:00 PM

Choosing an intervention program based upon therapist training: a family's guide.

Description: The quality of therapist training should be a primary focus when a family chooses an educational program for their ASD child. ABA intervention programs use a variety of methods to train their therapists. Agency training techniques run the gamut from viewing videos in a conference room for one day to very intensive, multiple days, hands-on training with ASD children. This workshop will have the participants consider the quality of the various training methods, discuss how these methods can impact the students and what key components a family should require from the potential agency when making their decision.